Wednesday, July 9th
Doors @ 6, Music @ 7, Movie @ 8
Dickens Opera House
300 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501
Dear Governor Hickenlooper follows the story of fracking throughout Colorado, is largely narrated by “the Fractivist” Shane Davis, and was filmed by a number of award winning Colorado-based film makers. Following the screening, there will be a quick panel discussion including Davis, Mary Smith from the Boulder Community Rights Network, Suzanne Spiegel from Frack Free Colorado, an alternative energy solutions subject matter expert and one more TBD. There will be an update on the status of Longmont’s own historic ban, and the fight the city is waging against oil and gas industry determined to overturn it. There will also be a discussing some solutions including the various ballot initiatives now gathering signatures that would allow greater local control over oil and gas development and enshrine this right within the state Constitution thus ensuring that local municipalities will have supremacy over state control. There will also be a discussion about the movement to take Boulder County to home rule by ballot initiative that would allow citizens to restrict fracking in the county.
The event will feature well-known local and regional musicians playing before the 68 minute DGH film for approximately 45 minutes, then show the movie. The subsequent Q&A panel discussion would last for about 20-30 minutes and other musicians would play afterwards with dancing and general merriment until closing time. Also present will be volunteers from various environmental and anti-fracking non-profit, grass roots organizations who will be gathering signatures for the ballot initatives, as well as t-shirt sales for Fractivist, tabling by Frack Free Colorado and other supporting organizations.
Join us for the Boulder & Denver Premier
June 11th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2032 14th St., Boulder, CO 80302
June 12th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
About the Film
Inspired by Jon Bowermaster’s Dear Governor Cuomo, Dear Governor Hickenlooper is a labor of love directed by Stash Wislocki and co-produced by Mountain film Festival Director, David Holbrooke and founder of Frack Free Colorado, Allison Wolff. In contrast to Dear Governor Cuomo, a film about celebrities’ efforts to rally the New York public to keep NY’s fracking moratorium in place, Dear Governor Hickenlooper is a collection of short films made by seasoned and budding filmmakers, all of whom are concerned about Colorado’s future.
Dear Governor Hickenlooper educates the public about the dangers of fracking through the eyes of real people: families, gas workers, entrepreneurs, farmers. It provides new science on the health impacts of fracking and asks the question: why permanently poison our air and water, and damage our health, with fracked gas when we could be powered by 100% renewable energy today?
Learn more about Dear Governor Hickenlooper
A Mini Film Festival of Peace Justice and Possibilities
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:00 Pm, Doors at 6:30
First Congregational Church
1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Eco-Ministry of the First Congregational Church presents an evening of film, music, discussion and dancing! These short films will be premiered as a sneak peek of Dear Governor Hickenlooper: We Need Renewables! to be released at Telluride’s MountainFilm
- Backyard Deia Schlosberg
- Solar Flare Jeff Orlowski
- Dived United Pete McBride
- Fracked-up Love Story Len Aitkin
- Patty Limerick – Center for the American West
- Russel Mendell – Frack Free Colorado
- Diea Schlosberg – Pale Blue Dot Media
- Shane Davis – The Fractivist
A $10 suggested donation supports future community conversation events of the First Congregation’s Eco Ministry. The donation enters you in a raffle for some fabulous Patagonia swag!